The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

When Legends Gather #624


Judy Garland welcomes Leslie Caron and Elizabeth Taylor to the set of A Star Is Born.

7 comments :

MichaelRyerson said...

Could be as simple as the timing of the shutter but funny body language in this pic.

swac said...

"Gee Liz, you'll never guess who I saw Michael Wilding with at the Brown Derby last night..."

Christopher said...

lol..funny picture
Leslie Caron has that.."you see what I mean Liz!?" look on her face..

Greg said...

Who's mystery woman number 4? Look at the bottom of Judy's coat and you'll see the heel of a shoe to the left of Judy's left leg and a shoe in front of her right leg but her body is completely obscured by Judy.

swac said...

Going by the chair, it could be one of the Seven Little Foys.

swac said...

Supposedly, this shot was taken around the time they were shooting the Born in a Trunk scene, but I can't find any "Foy" (Eddie or otherwise) in the credits for A Star Is Born.

The closest I can come is Ila McAvoy, who plays the mother in the scene. Hmmm...

Now that I've got the blu-ray, I plan to rewatch it soon, and be on the lookout for bit players John Saxon, Dub Taylor, Strother Martin, Nancy Kulp, Mae Marsh and Grady Sutton.

a-natural-man said...

Judy, Judy, Judy!